–A self-inflicted stabbing at the Villisca Ax Murder House has ghost hunters and skeptics alike wondering what in the heck happened. Was this a careless accident? Perhaps “provoking” gone too far? None of the above?
–Did a case of “mother’s intuition” really prevent a kidnapping in Utah? Or is there more to the story that too many journalists aren’t mentioning? We discuss a recent investigation Ben Radford wrote about for Discovery News.
–A 12 year old Russian boy claims to be magnetic – saying that kitchen utensils and coins stick to his body. But it isn’t true and, in fact, these kind of claims aren’t new.
–We open up the SFR Mailbag and publicly respond to a few tweets, comments, and emails we have received lately.
Bobby recommends “Undeniable” by Bill Nye
Jason recommends “Unlearning Liberty” by Greg Lukianoff
We both recommend the podcast “Serial” hosted by Sarah Koenig
–The Ku Klux Klan and the hacker group Anonymous are doing battle in cyberspace right now, with many cheering on the hackers. We speak against the tactics that both are using, because it does little more than incite violence and harassment.
–Cases of faith-healing often have negative outcomes, especially when the victims are children. We talk about recent cases involving convictions of neglectful parents, as well as areas of the country where children are dying and laws are protecting the perpetrators.
–The Dave & Busters restaurant chain tweets something about Taco Tuesday that some perceived as racist. We discuss whether it really was, or if this is a case of guilty white people being offended for other races.
–Dr. Matt Taylor, a scientist who helped land a probe on a comet, is taken to task for wearing a “casually sexist” shirt. We talk about the fallout, as well as ask whether or not women can be sexist, too.
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